Lagos state govt arraigns 42 homosexuals

28 adults and 12 minors were on Thursday arraigned before a Magistrate Court for alleged homosexuality by the the Lagos State government.

The minors were arraigned before Ebute-Metta Magistrate Court, while the adults were arraigned before Yaba Magistrate Court.

The defendants were arrested last Saturday by men of the Lagos State Police Command in Owode Onirin area of the State.

They were reportedly caught in the act of homosexuality at a popular hotel.

The defendants were said to have “On or about 29th July, 2017, at Vintage Hotel, No. 999 Ikorodu Road/Toyin Close, Weigh Bridge, Owode Onirin, Lagos, in the Lagos Magisterial District, did engage in gay activities by permitting male persons to have canal knowledge of themselves against the order of nature and thereby committed an offence punishable under Section 261 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015.”

The adults are Adedayo Kamadupe, Abiodun Pedro, Ikechukwu Onyebuchi, Dike Stanley, Oji Charles Isioma, Garuba Ibrahim, Monday Favour, Ayo Marcus Ayobamidele, Stanley Adeasbo, Victor Isaac, Godwin Williams, Kashimawo Oluwatosin, Abass Tajudeen, Olamigoke Adeola and Yussuf Fawaz.

Others are Johnson Michael, Francis Michael, Samuel Adeyinka, Samuel Collins, Kazeem Akorede, Adebayo Bukola, Ochiagha Ifeanyi, Babatunde Taiwo, Raphael Dugh, Kenneth Ubaji, Alisi Ferdinand Okechukwu, Malik Ahmed and Olamide Adeola.

All the defendants pleaded not guilty to the charge, after which Chief Magistrate Adewale Ojo granted them bail to the sum of N500, 000 and two sureties in like sum.


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